The World of Hip Hop Infographic

Since its inception in 1973 hip-hop has gone on to become one of the most popular musical genres in the World. But how has it got to that point? Here’s an infographic by Audio Network on ‘The World of Hip Hop’.

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Which Paid Music Marketing Services Should You be Using in 2013?
Jan16

Which Paid Music Marketing Services Should You be Using in 2013?

This is a guest post by Marcus Taylor, founder of TheMusiciansGuide.co.uk With what seems like an unlimited variety of services, and an ever-increasing number of spin-off services and replicas of popular music marketing tools, which ones should we be focusing on in 2013? The only way to accurately answer this question would be to take an aggregate vote from artists, labels, and anyone involved with music marketing and then look at the...

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3 Ways to Double Your Income from Merchandise at Gigs
Dec22

3 Ways to Double Your Income from Merchandise at Gigs

Based on your last gig, how many merchandise transactions did you sell? How many people attended the gig? And finally, what was your average order value (how much did you make per sale, on average)? These three questions will allow you to identify opportunities to earn more from your merchandise at shows.For example sake, let’s say you answered 40, 400, and $10. Improving your conversion rate Let’s start off by working out your...

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7 Well known bands that’ve broken up over contract issues
Oct17

7 Well known bands that’ve broken up over contract issues

Note: This guest post is submitted by MusicLawContracts.com. For the next 72 hours, Know the Music Biz readers get a free pack of music contracts here. When starting a band, few people stop to consider the practical or legal issues which are involved. Although it may not always feel necessary at the beginning of a musical career to ensure that the finer details of payment and royalties are set out in black and white, continuing on...

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Should Your Music be Free?
Jun17

Should Your Music be Free?

This is a guest post by Marcus Taylor, founder of TheMusiciansGuide.co.uk, and MusicLawContracts.com. There’s been no shortage of discussion on the topic of selling vs. offering music for free over the years, and while I don’t expect this article to even come close to settling that debate, I thought I’d share my views anyway. I’ve summed up my arguments into two bullet points, which are: Selling music is a historical habit, which made...

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